Manis, LaBarbera Sweep Patriot League Weekly Awards

Holy Cross Athletics   12-31-2018

Junior Lauren Manis and freshman Avery LaBarbera of the Holy Cross women’s basketball team have both earned weekly honors from the Patriot League, the conference announced on Monday, December 31. 

Manis was named Player of the Week for her 22-point, eight-rebound performance in a 81-62 win against Bryant University on Sunday, December 30. She additionally posted four assists and a block. Manis has been named Patriot League Player of the Week three times this season, and has posted 20 or more points in seven contests this year.

LaBarbera was named Rookie of the Week for the third time this year after posting 13 points, eight rebounds and four steals against Bryant. She has notched double-digit points in eight contests this year. 

Manis and LaBarbera have now swept the Patriot League weekly awards twice this season.

Holy Cross has started the season with an 8-3 record, its best nonconference record since the 2013-14 season.

The Crusaders are next in action on Thursday, January 3 as they commence Patriot League play at home against Colgate University. Tipoff at the Hart Center is scheduled for 6:05 p.m.

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